Friday, January 30, 2009

Forbidden City, China

China-5, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Postcard World.

Birds-eye view of palace complex.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.


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